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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1001
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1001, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Bond (9X1TC5), New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Bond (9X1TC5)New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Bond (9X1TC5). Seven, including all four Scott-listed colors plus duplicates of Brown, Green and Scarlet, also with 9X1P on white bond (listed in Scott as footnote), all with large margins, last with pinhole, Fine-Very Fine group

1,525
600
1002
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1002, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Bond (9X1TC5), New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Bond (9X1TC5)New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Bond (9X1TC5). Three, including Deep Blue, Brown and Scarlet, large margins to clear, fresh and Very Fine

600
300
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1003
P
U.S. Postage Stamp Presentation Album with Plate Proofs on Card. Attractive leather and clothbound volume with gold-stamped "Hon. William Whiting, Holyoke Mass. 1885", horizontal-format pages with each page approximately 240 x 160mm, title page reads "Specimens of American Postage Stamps 1847-1885", each page contains one plate proof on card with frame around each stamp and Issue year, starting with 1847 Issue and including Franklin and Eagle Carriers, 1851-56 Issue, 1861-66 Issue, 1869 Pictorial Issue, one set of Bank Note issues, also Officials, Newspapers and Periodicals and Postage Due, pages with some slight buckling to be expected as all proofs are in the center of their respective pages, overall fresh and Very Fine, an unusual presentation binder, the recipient was an active Republican in local and national politics and was a paper manufacturer

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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1004
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1004, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)5c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Bond (1TC1b), 5c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Bond (1TC1b)5c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Bond (1TC1b). Four, including Deep Blue, Orange Vermilion, Black and Dull Blue Green, each slightly larger than stamp size, each with trace of cross-hatching at edge of one margin, bright colors, Very Fine

4,000
900
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1005
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1005, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Bond (2TC1bi), 10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Bond (2TC1bi)10c Orange Vermilion, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Bond (2TC1bi). Stamp size, radiant color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, with 1988 P.F. certificate

800
150
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1006
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1006, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)10c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Thin Glazed Card (2TC1de), 10c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Thin Glazed Card (2TC1de)10c Deep Blue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Thin Glazed Card (2TC1de). Stamp size, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, scarce

850
160
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1007
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1007, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)5c, 10c 1847 Reproductions, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (3TC4, 4TC4), 5c, 10c 1847 Reproductions, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (3TC4, 4TC4)5c, 10c 1847 Reproductions, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (3TC4, 4TC4). Complete sets of all five colors, large margins, rich colors

VERY FINE. A SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF THE ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 5-CENT AND 10-CENT 1847 REPRODUCTIONS.

The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta. Only one sheet of 50 in each color was made available after 1881. They were cut up into one set of blocks of eight, two sets of blocks of four, two sets of pairs and singles. Very few have been kept together as intact sets.

3,000
2,600
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1008
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1008, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)5c, 10c 1847 Reproductions, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (3TC4, 4TC4), 5c, 10c 1847 Reproductions, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (3TC4, 4TC4)5c, 10c 1847 Reproductions, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs on Card (3TC4, 4TC4). Complete sets of blocks of eight of all five colors, vivid colors, large margins to full, 5c Scarlet with small scissors-cut between left stamps, 10c Scarlet with small scoring-line between left stamps

EXTREMELY FINE. A PHENOMENAL SET OF BLOCKS OF EIGHT OF THE ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 5-CENT AND 10-CENT 1847 REPRODUCTIONS.

The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta. Only one sheet of 50 in each color was made available after 1881. They were cut up into one set of blocks of eight, two sets of blocks of four, two sets of pairs and singles. Very few have been kept together as intact sets. The existence of this set of blocks of eight is truly remarkable.

Scott Retail as singles

24,000
27,000
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1009
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1009, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1847 Issue Proofs, 1847 Issue Proofs1847 Issue Proofs. Four items each with "SPECIMEN" overprint, including 1TC3a, 2TC3a, two others for 5c on India or Bond, margins to in, few faults, appear Fine

E. 400-500
425
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1010
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1010, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1847 Reproductions, Large Die Proof on India, Bond (3P1, 4P2b), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1847 Reproductions, Large Die Proof on India, Bond (3P1, 4P2b)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1847 Reproductions, Large Die Proof on India, Bond (3P1, 4P2b). Approximately 26 x 31mm, showing cross-hatching, fresh and Very Fine

1,550
550
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1011
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1011, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)5c Orange Brown, 1847 Reproduction on Wove (3P2), 5c Orange Brown, 1847 Reproduction on Wove (3P2)5c Orange Brown, 1847 Reproduction on Wove (3P2). Removed from gray card backing, bright color, Very Fine

425
160
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1012
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1012, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1847 Reproductions, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4, 4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1847 Reproductions, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4, 4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, 1847 Reproductions, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4, 4P4). Large margins to clear, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, also including 3P2 removed from original gray card backing, small crease

825
325
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1013
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1013, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4). Large margins to 1c and 12c just touched, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine set

500
300
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1014
Pbl
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1014, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4). Complete set of blocks of four, large margins including 10c with sheet margin at right, rich colors, Very Fine and choice, a scarce set of blocks

2,425
2,500
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1015
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1015, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)3c Eagle and Coin, Model Essay on India (Brazer 56E-G var), 3c Eagle and Coin, Model Essay on India (Brazer 56E-G var)3c Eagle and Coin, Model Essay on India (Brazer 56E-G var). Stamp size and mounted on 51 x 62mm card, with pencil border, vignette with machine lathework mounted in place, few other portions of design in pencil including rays by eagle, manuscript "Model" at bottom of card

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE COMPOSITE ESSAY WITH HAND-DRAWN ELEMENTS FOR THE 3-CENT EAGLE AND COIN ESSAY. A REMARKABLE SHOWPIECE.

Accompanied by finished design in Black on Ivory paper (Brazer 56E-Gb) for comparison. Attributed to Butler & Carpenter, this may be a Revenue essay.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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1016
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1016, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)3c Green, Eagle and Coin, Large Die Essay on India (Brazer 56E-Ga), 3c Green, Eagle and Coin, Large Die Essay on India (Brazer 56E-Ga)3c Green, Eagle and Coin, Large Die Essay on India (Brazer 56E-Ga). On 77 x 96mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, this color is unlisted in Brazer

E. 300-400
225
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1017
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1017, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)3c Eagle and Coin, Large Die Essay on Ivory Paper (Brazer 56E-Gb), 3c Eagle and Coin, Large Die Essay on Ivory Paper (Brazer 56E-Gb)3c Eagle and Coin, Large Die Essay on Ivory Paper (Brazer 56E-Gb). Complete set of all four listed colors, from 42 x 60mm to 64 x 76mm, few small thin spots away from designs, Scarlet with light corner crease at top left, Fine-Very Fine, a rare complete set of all four colors, attributed to Butler & Carpenter, this may be a Revenue essay

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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1018
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1018, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)3c Eagle and Coin, Large Die Essay on Ivory Paper (Brazer 56E-Gb), 3c Eagle and Coin, Large Die Essay on Ivory Paper (Brazer 56E-Gb)3c Eagle and Coin, Large Die Essay on Ivory Paper (Brazer 56E-Gb). Complete set of all four colors, from 57 x 68mm to 63 x 73mm, rich colors, Blue with small thin spot at top well away from design, Very Fine, a scarce and desirable complete set, attributed to Butler & Carpenter, this may be a Revenue essay

E. 2,000-3,000
1,300
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1019
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1019, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)3c Eagle and Coin, Large Die Essay on India, Ivory Paper (Brazer 56E-Gb), 3c Eagle and Coin, Large Die Essay on India, Ivory Paper (Brazer 56E-Gb)3c Eagle and Coin, Large Die Essay on India, Ivory Paper (Brazer 56E-Gb). Three, including one in Scarlet on India and mounted on stamp-size card, two in Blue on Ivory paper, to 56 x 63mm, rich colors, one Blue with thin spot at top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, attributed to Butler & Carpenter, this may be a Revenue essay

E. 500-750
225
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1020
E
5c-24c Schernikow 1861 Issue Essays. 23, including Nos. 67-E4f, 67-E4h, 69-E1b (8), 69-E2a (5), 70-E1a (8) and 70-E2a (8), all different colors, all show full die sinkage area, fresh and Fine-Very Fine group

2,090
600
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1021
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1021, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c-12c 1861 First Design Proofs, 1c-12c 1861 First Design Proofs1c-12c 1861 First Design Proofs. Three, including Nos. 55P2 (removed from gray card backing), 56P3 and 59P3, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine and choice

925
450
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1022
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1022, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)3c Scarlet, First Design, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (56TC3), 3c Scarlet, First Design, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (56TC3)3c Scarlet, First Design, Trial Color Plate Proof on India (56TC3). Top sheet margin block of four, large margins other sides, vibrant color, few flaws often associated with this fragile paper, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as singles

1,400
500
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1023
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1023, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)3c Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on Experimental Paper (65TC5), 3c Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on Experimental Paper (65TC5)3c Rose, Trial Color Plate Proof on Experimental Paper (65TC5). Bottom imprint and plate no. 34 block of eight, original gum, h.r. at top, large margins, few creases, still Very Fine, scarce plate block

E. 500-750
750
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1024
Pbl
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1024, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)3c Lake, Plate Proof on India (66P3), 3c Lake, Plate Proof on India (66P3)3c Lake, Plate Proof on India (66P3). Block of four, large margins to clear including sheet margin at top, rich color, bottom right stamp thin spot, Very Fine appearance

850
225
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1025
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1025, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c Brown, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a), 1c Brown, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a)1c Brown, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a). On 73 x 114mm card with full die sinkage, bright color, fresh and Very Fine

1,750
800
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1026
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1026, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c Blue Green, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a), 1c Blue Green, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a)1c Blue Green, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a). On 63 x 100mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, fresh and Very Fine

1,750
800
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1027
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1027, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c Black, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a), 1c Black, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a)1c Black, Bowlsby Patent Coupon, Die Essay on India (63-E13a). Stamp size and off card, intense shade, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance

1,750
190
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1028
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1028, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c Bowlsby Patent Coupons, Plate Essays (63-E13c-63-E13h), 1c Bowlsby Patent Coupons, Plate Essays (63-E13c-63-E13h)1c Bowlsby Patent Coupons, Plate Essays (63-E13c-63-E13h). Nine singles and a pair, each Scott No. represented by at least one color and two with both colors, pair is 63-E13c, original gum, rich colors, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine, attractive group

2,800
1,600
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1029
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1029, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5), 1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5)1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5). Two bottom imprint and plate no. 27 blocks of twelve, Gray Black and Blue Green, large margins, latter light diagonal crease affecting bottom stamps, otherwise Very Fine, scarce plate blocks, Scott Retail as singles

960
550
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1030
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1030, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c MacDonough Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5), 1c MacDonough Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5)1c MacDonough Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5). Three top margin blocks of twelve with imprint, including two in Orange Brown and one in Deep Orange Red, large margins, few minor paper flaws often associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as singles

1,440
800
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1031
E
1c Francis Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate (63TC5). 23 singles, six pairs and two blocks of four attractively arranged on homemade page, fantastic range of colors, large margins, overall fresh and Very Fine, a wonderful group, Scott Retail as singles

1,800
600
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1032
E
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1032, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Perforated (63TC6), 1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Perforated (63TC6)1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Perforated (63TC6). Three bottom imprint and plate no. 27 blocks of eight, different colors including Black, Rose and Orange, original gum, many stamps Mint N.H., few h.r., fresh and Very Fine, scarce plate blocks, Scott Retail as singles

1,800
1,200
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1033
E
1c Wyckoff Patent, Trial Color Plate Proof on Surface Starched Paper, Imperforate and Perforated (63TC5, 63TC6). Imperforate including five singles and two blocks of four, perforated including seven singles, wide range of colors, original gum, few h.r., fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

830
400
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1034
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1034, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 65P3, 68P3-73P3, 76P3, 78P3), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 65P3, 68P3-73P3, 76P3, 78P3)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Plate Proofs on India (63P3, 65P3, 68P3-73P3, 76P3, 78P3). Large margins to 3c just in at right, rich colors, 2c with unusual grill, 3c faults, Fine-Very Fine appearing group

660
225
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1035
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1035, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (102TC4-111TC4), 1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (102TC4-111TC4)1c-90c 1861-66 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (102TC4-111TC4). 50 total, complete sets for all five colors, large margins, bright colors and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR COMPLETE SET THE ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 1861-66 ISSUE.

The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta. Only one sheet of 100 in each color was made available after 1881.

4,500
5,250
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1036
S
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1036, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)10c Green, 24c Lilac, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. B (68S, 78S), 10c Green, 24c Lilac, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. B (68S, 78S)10c Green, 24c Lilac, "Specimen" Ovpt. Ty. B (68S, 78S). First original gum, h.r., second unused (no gum), rich colors, Very Fine

450
250
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1037
Ebl
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1037, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (112-E4d), 1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (112-E4d)1c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (112-E4d). Nine blocks of four, each different color including Yellow, Orange, Green, Chocolate, Violet, Blue, Orange Brown, Rose Red and Black Brown, original gum, some h.r., overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine, attractive group of multiples, Scott Retail as singles

3,660
1,600
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1038
Ebl
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1038, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e), 2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e)2c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (113-E3e). Eight blocks of four, range of colors including Orange Brown, Violet, Blue, Yellow, Dark Brown, Green and Orange, original gum, few h.r., overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine, attractive blocks, Scott Retail as singles

2,560
850
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1039
Ebl
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1039, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b), 3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Imperforate (114-E6b). Two blocks of four, Pale Rose and Brown Rose, original gum, h.r., large margins, latter one stamp thin spot, Very Fine appearance, also including bottom left corner margin block of four of No. 114P3

870
225
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1040
Ebl
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1040, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d), 3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d)3c Small Numeral, Plate Essay on Stamp Paper, Perforated 12, Grilled (114-E6d). Nine blocks of four, range of colors including Rose Red, Deep Violet, Blue (2), Orange Brown, Orange, Yellow, Green and Black Brown, original gum, few h.r., overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine group of blocks, Scott Retail as singles

2,880
950
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1041
Ebl
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1041, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (115-E2c), 5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (115-E2c)5c Washington, Small Lettering, Plate Essay on Wove, Imperforate (115-E2c). Four blocks of four, different colors including Green, Red Brown, Buff and Deep Red Violet, original gum, few h.r., large margins including Green with sheet margin at left, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,280
425
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1042
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1042, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Hybrid Large Die Proofs (112P1 var-117P1 var, 119P1 var-122P1 var), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Hybrid Large Die Proofs (112P1 var-117P1 var, 119P1 var-122P1 var)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Hybrid Large Die Proofs (112P1 var-117P1 var, 119P1 var-122P1 var). Stamp size and mounted on 187 x 223mm cards, with die area marked with hand-drawn frame, in black leather gold-stamped presentation binder with title "Proofs. United States Postage Stamps, Series of 1869. Engraved by the National Bank Note Company", some edge wear, Very Fine, scarce and desirable intact presentation book of 1869 Pictorial proofs

E. 4,000-5,000
7,500
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1043
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1043, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Hybrid Large Die Proofs (112P1 var-117P1 var, 119P1 var-122P1 var), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Hybrid Large Die Proofs (112P1 var-117P1 var, 119P1 var-122P1 var)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Hybrid Large Die Proofs (112P1 var-117P1 var, 119P1 var-122P1 var). Gold-stamped leatherbound presentation book titled "Proofs. United States Postage Stamps, Series of 1869, Engraved by the National Bank Note Company, New York", containing one of each value on India and mounted on gold-framed card, some splitting along binding and some wear as usual, otherwise Very Fine, unusual and rare complete presentation book of 1869 Pictorial proofs

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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1044
P
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1044, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (112P4-122P4). Complete set of ten proofs, large margins to full, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine set

1,015
650
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1045
TC
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1045, Essays and Proofs (Postmasters Provisionals thru 1869 Pictorial Issue)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (123TC1-132TC1), 1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (123TC1-132TC1)1c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (123TC1-132TC1). Complete set (less the one newly-listed unique 90c color combination), large margins, deep rich colors

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE COMPLETE SET OF 1869 PICTORIAL ATLANTA TRIAL COLOR PLATE PROOFS.

The Atlanta trial color plate proofs on card were prepared for display at the 1881 International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta. Only one sheet of 100 of each value/color was printed. Very few have been kept together as intact sets.

24,400
11,500
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